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Home is where the heart is

Well, even though I often feel like my heart is actually tucked away at that little cabin in Vermont,
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I’ve been looking through some pictures from our Cabin time – so be prepared for some additional stories about that little red cabin up on the hill!

Thanks for stopping by! Praying that tomorrow brings you blessings as you spend time in corporate worship with fellow believers!Steph

 

A Fine Finish

I do believe these months go by faster and faster and faster! (Of course, this “SOWER month” started the last week of June, so it’s really no surprise that here we are, on July 15th  already
at the end of it! And the good part about that timing is that now we get two weeks off.  But I digress….)

What a blessed three weeks we had at Odosagih Bible Conference, working alongside of our new friends, Dick & Linda.  After a very fun Fourth of July weekend, which included (but was not limited to)  fireworks over Lime Lake
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family (Dick’s parents came for the weekend)
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and food( undocumented, but the scales do not lie!), we were back to work before we knew it! As I mentioned in the last ‘work’ post, the guys have been primarily working on refurbishing a home for an anticipated new program director. Two coats of primer later,
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they were finally able to start with some color!
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I did catch Gary laying down on the job
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but I’m pretty sure he had a paintbrush in his hand. (And he would’ve needed a pillow to really get comfy!)
The guys did a couple of other miscellaneous jobs around the campus to break up the painting days  –
Gary worked on repairing a couple sets of stairs
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and Dick tackled the pool cleaning chore several times!
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By the end of our final week most of the upstairs rooms had at least one coat of color on, and Linda jumped in on the last day to do a little touch-up on some of the trim.
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And apparently she had some encouragers too!
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Most of the time, though, Linda and I were on our own. We continued doing some windows and general cleaning, tackled some hillside weeding –
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and finished out our time doing something I really enjoy – being “Sewing SOWERS”! We were asked to make new curtains for one of the cottages, and they gave us carte blanche (within a budget, of course) to do what we like.
Before –
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and after –
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We were able to sew right in the cottage, which made it easier – and fun!
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Yes, it was a lovely month! We worked hard, we played hard, we were blessed by speakers and wonderful musicians, and most of all, we made some lasting friends! Oh, and we did a lot of laughing!
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From Vidler’s Five and Dime (the world’s largest, doncha know!)
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to the Beef on Weck, a Western NY classic
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to blessings in the Tabernacle
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this SOWER month will be one to remember!

And now that our July SOWER project has come to a close, you might guess where Gary and I headed bright and early this morning.
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Of course –
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We’re looking forward to enjoying two weeks of wonderful Cabin-Time.

Thanks for stopping by and reading through such a long post! You know it’s going to be really quiet here for the next couple of weeks – or I might just get extra chatty! Just depends on the coffee intake, I think!
Have a great weekend, friends!
Steph
If you’d like to see some additional photos from our time at OCC, you can check them out HERE!

 

The New Neighborhood

We’ve moved to our new spot at a new to us ministry, in a new to us area of New York and we’ll be working with some new SOWER friends. So much New-ness! I’m also working on getting the new Wi-Fi to work, so for now please check out my ‘where are we now’ page to get a feel for just where God has us this month!

Lord willing, I’ll be back soon!